Jobs: BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi

BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi


The BBC World Service is growing, and we want you to grow with us!

We are expanding our operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to 12 and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities.

Interested and want to know more then come and talk to us at our Careers Fair in Nairobi. You’ll meet BBC staff who will give an insight into the roles we are recruiting for and what it is truly like to work for The BBC.

Well be looking for people to join us inTV and Digital roles which include: Reporters, Producers, Camera Operators, News Directors, Graphic Designers, Video Editors and Shoot Edits.

If you have experience in any of the above roles and would like to hear more about these exciting opportunities as well as having the chance to meet members of the team, then please apply to register your interest in attending our careers fair. It’s taking place at a central Nairobi location on Saturday 9th September and Wednesday 13th September.

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Job: Communications and content coordinator, remote, The Engine Room

Communications and content coordinator

  • Location: Remote
  • Hours of work: Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary range: 42,000 – 54,000 USD per year depending on skills, experience and location
  • Ideal start date: September 1
  • Application deadline: rolling application (we will review applications as we receive them and may make a selection at any time)

About The Engine Room

The Engine Room supports social change organisations to make the most of data and technology to increase their impact. Throughout our research, community and direct support work, we work across a range of social change sectors to identify and discuss new opportunities that data and technology present.

The Engine Room works in a distributed team of 16 people based in 10 countries, and we’re open and collaborative in our approach. We think it’s key to build the capacity of local and national organisations so that they can take control of their own innovation with data and technology. We care about privacy and security online, but also think that responsible approaches to transparency are essential. We are allergic to hype: we believe in people, not technology. But we think that data and tech have the capacity to dramatically increase social change organisations’ effectiveness. The Engine Room aims to help make that happen.

About The Role

Communications is a core part of our work. We are looking for a diligent, curious person who’s interested in working with our team to carry out complex projects with humility, humour, and creativity. As with every role in our distributed team, it’s critical that the communications and content coordinator is organised, motivated, self-aware and accountable.

If you like learning about diverse subject areas, facilitating great comms with colleagues working across many areas of expertise, and are passionate about making complex issues easy to understand, this is the role for you.

You will maintain and drive our online presence across our website, social media, emails and publications. You will help shape our tone and keep it consistent, ensuring that we achieve our goal of helping activists and social change organisations make the most of technology and data in their work. As a support organisation, we want to use the platform we have to elevate the work of our partners and peers, and use our work to inform organisations in the same fields. It’s less about name recognition, and more about creating an environment for ideas to spread and flourish…

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Job: Manager Youth Leadership programme, Energy Change Lab, TZ

Vacancy: Manager Youth Leadership programme (Full-time)

The Energy Change Lab is looking for a full-time Manager of our Youth Leadership Programme in Tanzania.

Deadline for applying is August 20, 2017. Please see below link for full details.

To apply for this position please send your resume and a cover letter clearly outlining your motivation to the Energy Change Lab National Coordinator Sisty Basil (

For questions or clarifications on the content of the job and the procedure, please contact Sisty Basil ( and Felia Boerwinkel (

Job Description: Vacancy Youth Leadership Manager

Job: Director, Africa Region, Evidence Action

Director, Africa Region

General Management – Nairobi, Kenya

About Evidence Action

Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. We fill the gap between knowing ‘what works’ and having impact at scale. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.  Our two flagship programs reached over 200 million people this year. One of them, the Deworm the World Initiative, was again selected by GiveWell as one of only seven Top Charities on the planet.

About the position

Evidence Action’s Director, Africa region will be overall in-charge of Evidence Action’s program delivery, at-scale monitoring and evaluation, compliance, people management, budget management, government and donor relations, and back-end operations in Africa. S/he will be inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, and will have enormous opportunity to contribute to improved lives for millions of people around the world.

The Director, Africa region will lead a team culture characterized by high achievement and strong professional development through living and inculcating Evidence Action’s values.

The Director, Africa region will be a seasoned professional with at least eight years’ work experience, including five or more years of program leadership and management experience and an interest in expanding their horizons within a mission-driven organization committed to impact at scale. The ideal candidate has experience leading program implementation in developing countries, particularly within Africa…

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Job: Senior Manager, Programs, Evidence Action

Senior Manager, Programs

Programs – Nairobi, Kenya

About the position

Evidence Action seeks a highly motivated professional to work across programs in extensive collaboration with teams across at-scale and emerging programs.  The senior manager’s work will be underpinned by rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis, simultaneous management of various projects and extensive engagement across diverse stakeholders. S/he will be inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, and will have enormous opportunity to contribute to improved lives for millions of people around the world.

The senior manager will work on strategy and growth for current programs and incubation / modeling for new programs as they develop.  The ideal candidate will have outstanding credentials, project management capabilities, analytical skills, and presentation skills. The senior manager must be able to function flexibly and independently and have a strong commitment to excellence and high quality of outputs.

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Job: Program Director, No Lean Season, Evidence Action

Program Director, No Lean Season

Beta – Nairobi, Nairobi


The Program Director, No Lean Season will lead the growth of what may be the “next big thing” in evidence-based development. The groundbreaking research behind No Lean Season has pointed towards an incredible opportunity to positively and substantially improve the lives of millions of poor, rural families, making this program one of the most promising interventions to emerge from the field of randomized evaluations in the development sector in recent years.

No Lean Season provides a small travel subsidy to poor, rural households so they can send a family member to a nearby city or town to find a temporary job during the period between planting and harvesting. This is the time in many rural areas when jobs are scarce, food is expensive, and people are likely to miss meals. In studies, the induced migration resulted in significant improvements in household welfare (including consumption and nutrition) during the lean season. Evidence Action Beta is now investigating several critical questions — local price effects, impacts on household well-being, and impacts on non-participating households — to pressure-test the hypothesis that this is a cost-effective means of providing seasonal income support in Bangladesh and elsewhere. If successful, No Lean Season has the potential to improve the lives of millions of the world’s poorest rural families.

The Director will execute the global strategy and management of the No Lean Season program and its partnerships; oversee advocacy and communication efforts; coordinate technical inputs and quality controls; ensure quality service delivery of the program itself; and lead the  expansion of the No Lean Season program should it continue to show promise and evidence of impact. The Director will join Evidence Action’s Beta team, which is tasked with identifying and cultivating Evidence Action’s next flagship programs.

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